Senior footballers V Eire Og

24 April, 2012

Senior Football Match Report V Eire Og. Bray 1-13 Eire Og 1-5


Last Tuesday evening the senior footballers played host to near neighbours Eire Og in round 6 of the league (div.1).  Bray were determined to bounce back from a  poor display in their last outing in Tinahely and started well with a fantastic effort by Ronan Cunningham who put the ball over the bar from a sideline ball 40 yards out after 3 minutes. Eire Og answered with a point and a goal before Bray lost a player receiving a red card.  Eire Og took two more points to lead by 4 before Bray got themselves organised and started to take the game to Eire Og. But after 25 minutes Bray received another blow when full forward Rory Breslin injured his ankle and was replaced by Des Kelly (jr) who had a very strong game. But despite both of these set backs Bray worked tirelessly for each other. Then 8 minutes before half time  Stephen McNicholas slotted over two points with Adam Conway adding another, all from frees, to leave to score at Bray 0-4 to Eire Og 1-3.


The second half was dominated by Bray, who were very strong in defence in every position and only allowed Eire Og add two points to their tally (the second one in the 61st minute). Ronan Cunningham and Brian O Keeffee were very much to the fore also in mid field while the forwards continued where they had left off in the first half running strongly at the opposition. Due to continued Bray pressure, strong running and very direct football Eire Og conceded a number of frees which were punished by Stephen McNicholas who gave an exhibition of free taking by scoring another 7 points all from the ground. John Henderson added to a terrific performance again by scoring a great goal after a very cleaver  pass from Des Kelly. Also David Finn and Adam Conway chipped in with a point each and caused endless problems in the inside line. Bray scored 1-9 in that second half and displayed tremendous character throughout the game especially after dealing with the double blow suffered in the first half. Eire Og faught hard right to the end but also lost a key midfielder to injury in the first half. This result puts bray back into second position in the county league.


Bray Emmets: Paul O'Keeffe, Sean O'Neill ©, Conor Power, Tony Denver, Aaron Murphy, Liam McGraynor, Ross McAespie, Brian O'Keeffe, John O'Keeffe, Stephen McNicholas (0-9), John Henderson (1-0), Ronan Cunningham (0-1), David Finn (0-1), Rory Breslin, Adam Conway (0-2), Subs: Des Kelly , Cormac Martin, Eoin McMahon, Niall McGraynor, Stephen Carton,